Nearly 3,000 visit Fermilab at Family Open House

Families enjoy a "physics carnival" in the Wilson Hall atrium at this year’s Family Open House. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Kids and grown-ups alike learned all about physics at numerous exhibits in Wilson Hall. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Attendees took a tour of the Muon g-2 storage ring. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Open house visitors had a chance to view a simulation of the cosmic web accompanied by music inspired by dark matter. Photo: Cindy Arnold

On Sunday, families turned out in droves to learn about physics, the cosmos and Fermilab’s scientific program at the laboratory’s Family Open House.

Nearly 3,000 attended the event. They toured the Muon g-2 storage ring, the DZero detector, the Linac and the Main Control Room. They also interacted with surrounding-area high school students, who hosted numerous science exhibits in Wilson Hall. In addition, Fermilab scientist Brian Nord took visitors on a journey through the cosmic structure of the universe, and Jerry Zimmerman, also known as Mr. Freeze, wowed audiences with his popular cryogenics demonstration.

The open house is supported in part by an anonymous donor to the Fermilab Friends for Science Education.